During our early years, our primary task is to learn basic survival skills. Authority figures have control over much of our psycho-spiritual development. There are moments, however, both earned and gifted, when we are swept up by the wonder of life. We have fleeting glimpses of that transcendent place the mystics refer to as “home.” During childhood, too, we begin to flex our wings, even as we encounter aspects of our world that are broken, hurtful or frustrating. We know we are leaving childhood behind when we not only question the way things are but begin to believe we can do something about it.
Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. is Founder of FierceWithAge, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality. Dr. Orsborn, who earned her doctorate in religion from Vanderbilt University, is the best-selling author of 21 books including her newest book: Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn. (Spring 2013) Dr. Orsborn is a sought after speaker/retreat leader and spiritual director.